Taste of summer

Inside the new issue of National Geographic Traveller Food

Inside the new issue of National Geographic Traveller Food

National Geographic Traveller Food is packed with authentic travel and food experiences, vivid photography, plus insights and tips to inspire would-be explorers to travel widely, ethically and safely.

Food and travel

Nine chefs and food writers share their summer favourites

Sate your wanderlust and be transported from your kitchen to a place in the sun. Here, culinary experts including José Pizarro and Romy Gill share the beloved summer flavours they’ll never forget.

Latest stories

Five salads from around the world, perfect for summer

From Burmese shredded chicken and Syrian-style halloumi to the smoky spices of India, these five salads by celebrated cookbook authors offer a taste of something different this summer.

The story behind the classic French dish boeuf bourguignon

Once maligned by the French, this beef and red wine stew has arguably become the national dish. Chefs the world over have embraced the Burgundian classic — even if they don’t always agree on the recipe.

Where to eat in Whitstable, Kent

First-rate seafood is a given, but on the charismatic Kent coast you’ll find Michelin stars and craft beer too. Whitstable's ready supply of oysters once sated the appetites of the Roman Empire, and it continues to innovate today with modern bistros, bars and takeaway picnics. 

The pioneer: chef Abigail Mbalo's culinary revolution in Cape Town

From her restaurant in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha — somewhere she’d sooner not refer to as a township — Abigail Mbalo produces sumptuous riffs on the cuisine of her hometown.

Editors' picks

Beyond Napa: on the trail of California's artisan cheesmakers

In the valleys and hillsides just north of San Francisco, artisan cheesemakers are taking advantage of the same varied terroir that produces world-class wines. The result? Unique cheeses flavoured by sea air and forest-lined marshes.

A taste of Pembrokeshire, from local gin to crab rarebit

Across the Welsh county of Pembrokeshire, producers and chefs are upping their game, elevating fresh, seasonal and local ingredients to the very top of the menu.

Five of the best fromageries across the UK

The UK is home to an incredible array of artisan cheese shops. Here are five of the best, each guaranteed to please even the most discerning cheese-lover.

Breaking bread: an Alpine family feast in Courmayeur, Italy

In Courmayeur, in the shadow of Mont Blanc, family meals are hearty affairs, involving plenty of cheese and suitably mountainous portions of carbonara and focaccia. Pull up a chair — dinner is served.

Breaking bread

Breaking bread: on the trail of tradition in Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is Greece’s gastronomic heart, a melting pot city that’s constantly evolving. But when it comes to Greek cooking, some things aren’t to be messed with — no matter how modern life gets.

Breaking bread: coastal cuisine and family feasts in Tunisia

From perfectly prepped couscous to generous helpings of harissa, Tunisian cuisine is all about colour, flavour and abundance. In the coastal town of Nabeul, a family meal becomes a feast when guests are involved — and extra helpings are inevitable.

Breaking bread: the smoky taste of Nashville, Tennessee

Pitmaster Pat Martin spends his working day barbecuing and his free time grilling — two very different things if you’re in the American South, where cooking is as much about the journey as the destination.

Meet the maker: the Belgian chocolatier crafting confections with an Asian twist

At the workshop in his Brussels cafe, Laurent Gerbaud is making chocolates with a difference, taking inspiration from far beyond the borders of Belgium.

Meet the maker

Meet the maker: the Spanish family behind some of the world's best saffron

In central Spain, the Cabra have farmed some of the world's highest-quality saffron for four generations, using a meticulously hand-produced and largely unchanged approach.

Meet the maker: the woman behind the world's most sought-after pistachios

In Sicily, Laura Lupo makes products such as pesto and torrone from her own highly prized Bronte pistachios.

Meet the maker: the Canadian maple tree tapper

In rural Quebec, Pierre Faucher has been tapping maple sap and turning it into syrup for almost 40 years.

Photo story: celebrating the characters and creations of London's Chinatown

The food found in Chinatown was once largely Cantonese, but in recent years it’s diversified. Today its outlets specialise in cuisines from all across Asia; the longest queues, though, are outside the bubble tea cafes.

Photo stories

Photo story: dining with nomads in Kyrgyzstan

Once a nation of nomads, today’s Kyrgyzstan is dotted with yurts only in summer. For most of the year, Kyrgyz shepherds live settled lives in the valleys, but from June to September, when the lowlands are arid, they move to summer mountain pastures, known as jailoo. 

Photo story: the story behind the hazelnuts of Piedmont, Italy

The hills just outside Alba, in northwest Italy’s Piedmont region, are striped with neat green rows of trees and vines. The area is renowned for its wines and white truffles, but the jewel in its crown is the nocciola del Piemonte, a delicate variety of hazelnut with thin skin and crisp, dense flesh. The terroir here is ideal for these nuts: the slopes allow the soil to drain, while the altitude and climate provide the perfect temperature for the trees.

Photo story: the London tradition of pie 'n' mash

There can be few institutions more synonymous with the East End of London than pie ’n’ mash shops.

A beginner’s guide to foraging for wild ingredients in the UK

Foraging responsibly and discovering the world of wild food is one of the simplest and most effective ways to reconnect with nature. We speak to foraging experts for advice on starting out in the UK.

What's behind Buenos Aires' unique Italian food culture?

In Buenos Aires, the cuisine owes as much to the city’s Italian immigrants as it does to an urge to pile up ingredients with gleeful abandon. Expect everything from super-stuffed pizzas to egg-topped escalopes, all with a distinctly local twist.

Meet the maker: the Portuguese vintners taking natural wine back to its roots

In a small valley in central Portugal, vineyard owners Jorge Cardoso and Fernanda Rodrigues are reviving ancient wine-making traditions, favouring clay pots over barrels.

The new wine museum transforming Porto's historic warehouse district

Raise a glass! Europe has opened yet another mega museum dedicated to wine — a mammoth project set to transform Porto’s former wine warehouse district into a new cultural quarter. Plus, three new wine experiences close to home.

How to plan a culinary road trip around South Africa's Cape Whale Coast

Take an epicurean road trip in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and Cape Whale Coast, sampling smooth wines and exploring Saturday markets.

The return of rye whiskey, the drink of pre-prohibition USA

The whiskey of pre-Prohibition USA is back, thanks to a new generation of craft producers. Here's the lowdown on the hootch and three places to try it.

How to make it: Felicity Cloake’s boeuf bourguignon recipe

Food writer Felicity Cloake shares her recipe for one of France's most iconic dishes. 

Eight unmissable restaurants in Bilbao, northern Spain

Our pick of the best places to eat in the Basque capital, a city that knows a thing or two about good food and drink. 

A taste of France in six drinks

Every part of France boasts its own alcoholic speciality, from the pastis of Provence to Burgundy’s crème de cassis and Normandy's apple brandy, calvados. Here’s our pick of the country’s top tipples.

Travel Geeks online: culture and cuisine of Valencia — 17 September 2020

The southern Spanish region of Valencia is home to extraordinary architecture and coastlines. It’s also the birthplace of Spain's most famous dish, paella. Join us free online to find out how best to enjoy Valencia's gastronomic highlights.

How to make the perfect Spanish tortilla

This omelette is all about good ingredients — but what those are is up for debate. Peter Sanchez-Iglesias, executive chef at Decimo at London's The Standard hotel, breaks it down.

How modern gastronomy and ancient traditions collide in Limassol, Cyprus

Over the centuries, the Cypriot city of Limassol has absorbed the flavours of the Mediterranean and Middle East, while its vineyards have proved equally adaptable, nurturing both local and international grapes.

From Britain to Burma: our favourite cookbooks for summer

Six new cookbook releases to help you eat your way around the world this summer. 

Six cocktails from around the world and when to drink them

Our guide to which cocktails to drink at various times of the day spans the world of mixology, from pomadas to pisco sours. Whether you’re abroad and wish to order like a local, or mixing up a tipple at home, there’s lots to be learned from global drinking cultures.

How Chardonnay has shaken off its oaky reputation around the world

Chardonnay is leaving behind its reputation for heavy oakiness, as wine producers around the world create lighter, fresher versions. We round up the best bottles to try.

How to experience the culinary traditions of Bilbao, the heart of Spain's Basque Country

Renowned for its art and riverfront architecture, Bilbao is a city of chattering markets, long nights and football-mad locals, but it also knows a thing or two about good food and drink.

What they're eating in Dublin

Black winter truffle ice cream and lightly-seared Connemara scallops are on the menu in the Irish capital, where beloved dining spots include Michelin-starred The Greenhouse and cosy wine parlour Loose Canon.

Five ways to use figs, by the renowned chefs at Honey & Co

Figs liven up both savoury and sweet dishes. Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich, the chef-owners of Honey & Co cafe and the authors of several bestselling cookbooks, share five ways to use this versatile fruit, from an unusual pizza topping to a homemade jam. 

Three summer recipes to try, from kachumber salad to lobster with chips

Hailing from India, Spain and England, these three recipes — kachumber salad, lobster with chips and sopa bullabesa de Almería — epitomise the summer months for chefs Romy Gill, Jack Stein and José Pizarro.